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Pawtucket's Amherst delivers excellence in return to Boston

R.I.'s fourth fastest female finishes marathon in 3:10:17 time
A little luck here and there, and maybe drier weather that would have been more suitable for a 26.2-mile run, and Lindsay Amherst might have squeezed in a sub-3:00 time that only 13 Rhode Island... more

New-look Lincoln softball team will take this spring 'one game at a time'

Fresh off signing Div. I Letter of Intents, Toro, Mayer return for their fourth seasons
LINCOLN - For a program accustomed to rolling out veteran lineups each season, the starting nine for this spring's Lincoln High softball team is a surprisingly young bunch. Sure, the Lions have three... more

Shea softball team hammers Paul Cuffee

Rodriguez's four-hitter highlights Raiders' second Div. III win
PAWTUCKET - After a slow start, the strikes started to come and everything soon fell into place for the Shea High softball team, as the Raiders got into a groove and topped the Paul Cuffee School, 14... more

Young Cumberland, Lincoln teams tee off

Clippers begin North play with 4-0 mark
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LINCOLN - For two young teams in dire need of good weather at the start of their seasons, the Cumberland and Lincoln golf teams found themselves enduring a case of cabin fever and a disdain for... more

For Cumberland's Dionne, a tough race, but a truly memorable ending

Standout runner's finish with Meb Keflezighi becomes talk of Boston Marathon
Hilary Dionne's time of 2:40:42 at Monday's 119th edition of the Boston Marathon was far from what she hoped to run, especially since the Cumberland native and Boston Athletic Association runner... more

Cougar softball team boosts record to 4-0

Gunarathne pitches no-hitter; NP faces Pilgrim in Div. II showdown on Friday
PROVIDENCE - The North Providence High softball team raised its young Division II record to 4-0 last week by recording its second and third mercy-rule victories of the season, a 15-0 conquest of... more

Learning on the job, Mount St. Charles spikers serve up 6-0 start

EAST PROVIDENCE - After 3 1/2 weeks of Division I action, the Mount St. Charles Academy boys' volleyball team owns a magnificent 7-0 record. The Mounties have won 21 of the 22 games they played, and... more

Christiansen's wins NPWLL opener, 15-13

Players display skills in Pitch, Hit & Run
NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence West Little League kicked off its season with an eventful weekend at Lee Romano Field that saw the league hold its Opening Day ceremonies on Saturday and its... more

Smithfield drops home baseball opener to Prout

But victory over Tiverton evens Sentinels' record at 2-2
SMITHFIELD - After grabbing an early lead, the Smithfield High baseball team quickly fell behind The Prout School and were not able to come back, suffering a 7-4 loss on Wednesday, April 15, in this... more

Cougar girls' lacrosse team wins twice

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence High girls' lacrosse team shook off a season-opening loss to Johnston High to grab a pair of Division III victories at home last week. After nipping the... more

Pawtucket Jr. Tigers join R.I. Pre-Teen Football

PAWTUCKET - Rhode Island Pre-Teen Football and Cheerleading recently welcomed the seventh organization to its family, when at its monthly board meeting on April 14, the Pawtucket Jr. Tigers... more

Big things are again expected from Smithfield girls' track team

Talented Sentinels seek another top-five finish at state meet
SMITHFIELD - The Smithfield High girls' outdoor track and field team is always striving for bigger and better things, and this season is no different. Last season, the Sentinels captured sole... more

Pineview's Big League team schedules signups

PAWTUCKET - The Pineview Little League's District 2 Big League baseball team, which will be seeking its fourth straight state title and trip to the Eastern Regionals in Dover, Del., this summer, will... more

DeLuca opens Woonsocket LL season by tossing perfect game (15 strikeouts)

WOONSOCKET - Kyle DeLuca found the perfect way to kick off the Woonsocket Little League baseball season - by tossing a perfect game. The Italian Workingmen's Club pitcher struck out all 15 batters he... more

Cumberland youth lacrosse teams begin spring season

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Youth Lacrosse Association kicked off its season last weekend with some exciting games - most of them on the road - and victories in four of them. Here's a recap of the... more

Cummins, Cabral shine at RIC

PROVIDENCE - Lincoln's Ed Cummins and Cumberland's Colin Cabral picked up where they left off in the indoor season by enjoying superb starts to their spring outdoor seasons for the Rhode Island... more

Lincoln's Yankee is LEC's Baseball Player of Week

PROVIDENCE - Joe Yankee, a 2012 graduate of Lincoln High and a junior outfielder on the Rhode Island College baseball team, was recently named the Little East Conference Baseball Player of the Week... more

Spinners' Diamond U12s turn two on Bombers

HAMDEN, Conn. - After dropping its first series in the opening weekend of the season, the Blackstone Valley Spinners' 12U Diamond team bounced back with a sweep of the Connecticut Bombers on the road... more

Scituate Baseball Club tryouts for summer teams are Sunday

SCITUATE - The Scituate Baseball Club will hold tryouts for its three summer teams - its Senior Legion U19, Connie Mack, and Junior Legion U16 squads - on Sunday, April 26 at Manning Field. The... more

Chieftain Challenge 5K makes return to Ponaganset May 30

GLOCESTER - The Chieftain Challenge 5K Road Race, a 3.1-mile run/walk from Ponaganset High School to Ponaganset Middle School, will be held on Saturday, May 30 at 10 a.m. The fee is $20 per... more

Cumberland Recreation plans archery programs at Diamond Hill Park

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Recreation Department will again host its Explore Archery and Junior Olympic Archery Department Recognition programs for participants ages 8 and over during the next two... more

Ponaganset hosts Friday night co-ed pickup basketball games

GLOCESTER - Co-ed recreational basketball games for adults ages 18 and over will take place this spring, every Friday night from 7:30 to 9 p.m., at Ponaganset High. Adults of all skill and experience... more

Woonsocket Sr. Bocce League begins May 7

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket Senior Bocce League will begin the season with an organization and practice session on Thursday, May 7 at 8:30 a.m. at Bouley Field. The league is open to anyone over the... more

Lincoln Little League's Opening Day takes place Saturday

LINCOLN - The Lincoln Little League's Opening Day and Parade of Players will take place on Saturday, with the parade kicking off the morning's festivities at 9:30 a.m. Players are asked to gather at... more